MEM24432 - Hagley (Building)


The building dates from the early to mid 20th Century. It became a Youth Hostel in 1958.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site is shown as a clear plot on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force show a building at SS 9729 4420. [2] The building is shown on Ordnance Survey mapping dating from 1964-72 and in 2018 and is labelled "Hagley (Youth Hostel)" on both maps. It seems little altered between the two surveys taking place. [3,4] SS 972 442. Hagley, Alcombe Combe, Minehead, Somerset. Youth Hostel opened 1 August 1958, replacing Minehead (Clanville) Hostel at SS 967 463 [outside the National Park boundary]. The wardens were Mr and Mrs Walmsley, who had been at Clanville. Much building work was done over the winter of 1959-60, in time for the official opening on 18 June 1960. It was due to close for extensive building works between 1 September 1991 to 15 April 1992. The house is sited in extensive grounds. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500/1964-1972.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Martin, J.. 2018. Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales): Historical listing of all youth hostels and other YHA accommodation. 326.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 9729 4420 (22m by 19m)
Map sheet SS94SE
Historic Parish DUNSTER

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Record last edited

Aug 1 2018 12:08PM


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